Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County

WHAT THEY DO: Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County works to strengthen both child and family by keeping students on track for academic success, while using public policy to build a more family-friendly, affordable Buncombe County. Our student support specialists work in K-6 schools to support students with improvement goals related to attendance, behavior, coursework, parent engagement and social-emotional learning. Family Resource Centers offer food boxes, clothing, school supplies, emergency financial assistance and much more.


  • Publix Super Markets Charities will match up to $3,000 in donations.


  • Anyone donating over $100 is in the drawing to win an Out and About gift basket valued at over $100.
I’m so grateful for Children First. This group has helped my son and so many other kids in our community with self-esteem, character and resilience. They assist families in so many ways, with so many programs. Without them, many families would not have access to the resources they need to thrive.
—Eblen Intermediate parent